2016-2017 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    Aug 09, 2020  
2016-2017 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, MS


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Chair:

Young Bai Moon, 263 Link Hall, 315-443-2341; fax: 315-443-9099, gradinfo@syr.edu.

Faculty:

Jeongmin Ahn; Benjamin Akih-Kumgeh; Michelle Blum, Edward A. Bogucz Jr., Frederick Carranti,Hamid Dalir, Thong Dang, John F. Dannenhoffer III, Barry D. Davidson, Mark N. Glauser, Melissa Green, H. Ezzat Khalifa, Benjamin Akih-Kumgeh, Alan J. Levy, Jacques Lewalle, Shalabh Maroo, Young Bai Moon, Vadrevu R. Murthy, Michael Roppo, Utpal Roy, Amit Sanyal, Roger Schmidt, Jianshun S. Zhang, Teng Zhang

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

It also oversees two interdisciplinary master programs leading to the following degrees:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering Management
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Energy Systems Engineering

Admission Requirements

Master of Science (M.S.) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Admission to the M.S. program is granted on the basis of undergraduate preparation and performance, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation documenting the recent technical proficiency of the applicant. A grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), and a GRE Quantitative Reasoning score of 700 or higher (155 or higher on the new scale) are normally expected.

Admission to this M.S. degree program requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or an acceptable field of Science.

If a student’s background is not particularly strong in mechanical or aerospace engineering, he/she may be required to take undergraduate courses (not counted towards the M.S. degree as specified in the letter of admission.)

Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering Management

Admission to the M.S. degree program is granted on the basis of undergraduate preparation and performance, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation documenting the recent technical proficiency of the applicant. A grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), and a GRE Quantitative Reasoning score of 700 or higher (155 or higher on the new scale) are normally expected.

Admission to this M.S. degree program requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or an acceptable field of Science.

If a student’s background is not particularly strong in the basic sciences required for a successful pursuit of this degree (e.g., university-level chemistry; university-level-calculus-based physics; three (3) semesters of university-level mathematics, including calculus, linear algebra and differential equations; thermodynamics), s/he may be required to take undergraduate courses (not counted towards the M.S. degree) as specified in the letter of admission.

Completion of the program with less than 24 semester credits in engineering does not lead to credit towards licensure.

Application Procedure

Online application is the preferred method of applying to graduate programs at Syracuse University.Applications submitted online can be processed faster and more efficiently than those filed on paper. Access the online application.

You will receive an e-mail or postcard from Syracuse University when your application has been received and processed. Find out more information on the application process.

Course Requirements


Graduate courses can be found in the Course Catalog (http://coursecatalog.syr.edu), using the

search engine.

The course of study toward an MSESE consists of three components, subject to the restriction

on the number of 500 level courses. The specific requirements of each are listed below:

 

Required Core Courses (12 credits)

 

The following courses are required in this core:

  • MAE 548  -Engineering Economics and Technology Valuation 3 credit(s)

  • MAE 551  -Energy Conversion 3 credit(s)

  • ECS 629  -Modeling & Optimization Techniques 3 credit(s) or MAE 671  -Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering 3 credit(s) or MAE 675  -Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering 3 credit(s) or CEN 671  -Chemical Engineering Methods I 3 credit(s)

  • ECS 650  -Managing Sustainability 3 credit(s)

 

Energy Track Courses (9 credits)

The student must select 3 courses (9 credits) from one of the following three tracks: Thermal

Energy, Alternative Energy, or Electric Energy. Courses comprising each of these tracks

include:

Thermal Energy (select 3 of the following courses)
Alternative Energy Track (select 3 of the following courses)
Electric Energy Track (select 3 of the following courses)

 

Program Customization Courses (9 credits)

Select 2 courses (6 credits) from any of the above tracks plus 1 course (3 credits) from

Business/Management, Social Sciences, or a Technical Elective.

Other requirements

The student is required to complete an energy-focused, zero-credit capstone project report

(MAE 994  ) approved by the adviser, as well as attend three (3) semesters of graduate

seminars, e.g., MAE 995  (0 credits). The capstone project must address issues of energy

sources, conversion and utilization, or the environmental and economic impacts of energy. The

project can be based on original work or a critical review of a recent paper published in an

archival journal. If the critical review option is selected, a copy of the paper being reviewed must

be included with the capstone report.

Note:


[1] Of the 48-credit course work, 30 credits should be equivalent to our M.S. degree requirements.

Part-time M.S. students may petition the Graduate Affairs Committee for partial exemption from seminar attendance.

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